Three-Year-Old Girl Dies After Horrifying First Visit to Dentist

A lot of people have a (generally) unwarranted fear of going to the dentist, because opening one's mouth under a bright light so a relative stranger can fiddle with one's teeth is a fairly daunting prospect. It's gross, nerve-wracking, and occasionally painful, but it should never, as it was recently for a… » 1/05/14 2:00pm 1/05/14 2:00pm

Iowa Supreme Court Lets Women Know They Can Be Fired For Being Too Hot

Iowa is a far more liberal state than it often gets credit for. Lumped in the middle of the country between Wisconsin – whose leaders have been doing some great work lately – and Kansas – which also rocks our socks off – Iowa chugs along, boasting a political life that's pretty evenly divided between conservatives… » 7/12/13 3:20pm 7/12/13 3:20pm

Unsurprisingly, Kids With Cavities Don't Do Well in School

According to a recent study from USC's Ostrow School of Dentistry, — also informally known as the Ostrow School for Aspiring Sadists — kids whose mouths are riddled with cavities do significantly worse in school than their cavity-free peers, which might have something to do with the fact that only nerds floss.… » 8/16/12 9:45am 8/16/12 9:45am

Oops, Those Nasty Energy Drinks Are Melting Your Teeth

It's easy to trick yourself into thinking that those sports and energy drinks are in some way good for you. Sure, they're loaded with sugar, but they rehydrate you, or help you stay awake in class, or give you wings. Yeah, well, a new study has found that they also taking the enamel right off your precious teeth. The… » 5/02/12 9:30am 5/02/12 9:30am

Woman Dentist Gets Back at Ex-Boyfriend By Pulling Out All His Teeth…

If you'd just broken up with a dentist, you probably wouldn't go back to her office for help with a toothache a few days later—what with all the sharp objects and opportunities for inflicting pain. And yet, for some reason, that is exactly what Marek Olszewski of Poland did. But rather than get revenge by just being a… » 4/29/12 8:55pm 4/29/12 8:55pm

Has This Famous Dentist Secretly Been Stockpiling Celebrity Teeth?

If you've ever watched the show Extreme Makeover or The Doctors, you will recognize this aggressively positive "celebrity dentist." His name is Dr. Bill Dorfman, and in addition to making over people on television, he also has a dental practice in LA where he treats actual famous people. Or, should we say, he USED to… » 4/04/12 11:55pm 4/04/12 11:55pm

Hilarious Girl Discovers She's a Wizard After Getting Her Wisdom Teeth…

This girl's mother was kind enough to film her in her looped out state after she got surgery on her wisdom teeth, and the girl was brave enough to share her crazed ravings on YouTube. Thank goodness she did because it's quite a long, strange trip she takes us on, including this bit of insight: "I'm a wizard! I… » 4/02/12 11:15pm 4/02/12 11:15pm

The Value Of Your Torturous Dental Work Is Drawn Into Question

Technological advancements mean that dentists now have an even better idea of what your Coke and Snickers bar addictions are doing to your teeth. That seems like great news, but it actually has some people worried — and not just because it makes it harder to avoid the dentist's disapproving looks. Some people are… » 11/29/11 12:50pm 11/29/11 12:50pm

Dentist Accused Of Cursing & Farting As He Pulled Teeth

Here's a story that should make your next dentist visit seem delightful by comparison. During a misconduct hearing yesterday, British dentist Matthew Walton was accused of regularly burping and farting in front of patients because he thought it was "a big joke." According to The Daily Mail, dental nurse Nicola Groom… » 2/23/11 12:51am 2/23/11 12:51am